Fields of bright purple, summer sun warms the flowers, perfume fills the air.
Where does Lush purchase lavender oil?
The aromatic lavender oil is obtained from the flowering tops of the Lavandula angustifolia by a process called steam distillation. Lush purchases it from a French distiller based in Provence, a sunny region in the south of the country. In some of our products, you can also find a certified organic oil made in Bulgaria.
Learn more about our French source here and about the regenerative practices of our Bulgarian supplier there.
What are the benefits of lavender oil?
- Has a beautiful floral fragrance.
- Cleanses the skin with its antimicrobial properties.
- Balances sebum production.
- Soothes the skin and scalp.
- Relaxes sore muscles.
If you’re struggling with sleepless nights then lavender is also a great ally to have when trying to switch off before bed. Its flowers are filled with linalool, a substance known for its sedative effects on the nervous system, quieting the mind and promoting restful sleep.
Lavender oil, qu'est ce que c'est?
René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist from the early 20th century, accidentally discovered lavender oil's soothing and healing properties. Legend has it that he severely burned his hands during tests in his laboratory and immediately immersed them in lavender oil (which was nearest to him at the time). His hands healed so well that he became passionate about essential oils' properties and is now recognised as the ‘father of modern aromatherapy’.